Today’s passage: 1 Samuel 10:1-27
- Saul came home a different man, because he had a different heart, because God gave it to him.
- When Saul was asked directly by his uncle to recount all that Samuel had said, he left out the most important part. This may have been our first evidence of Saul’s fear of man.
- Samuel made clear to all Israel what they had done. They rejected God.
- Their response? “Long live the king!”
Questions to consider:
- In light of God’s sovereignty over this situation, what does “Do what your hands finds to do” mean? (Verse 7)
- What was Saul’s second example of his fear of man?
- What is happening in this passage? For example: Israel is rejecting God and also relying entirely on Him to choose their king? How many strange ironies can you identify in this chapter? How is God showing that the people of Israel are still very much His own?